Louis Vuitton has launched Les Extraits Collection, with five fragrances: Cosmic Cloud, Dancing Blossom, Rhapsody, Stellar Times and Symphony. The packaging features a bottle design by architect Frank Gehry.
Frank Gehry, one of the greatest architects of all time, designs his first perfume bottle. He began with Marc Newson’s original bottle, stretching the lines into curves. From his sculptural flourish emerges a transparent veil that appears to float in the air. The bottle is topped with a precious hand-polished metal cap like the splash of an airy, imaginary flower.
Cosmic Cloud ~ “A monochrome of musks radiate in interstellar space…. To illustrate this interactive sensory deep-dive, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud conceived a nectar of musks. Their many powdery, fruity facets linger endlessly against the skin. Constituting a surprisingly daring choice in the world of high perfumery, a seductive caress sweetened by the chocolate-coated almond notes of tonka bean.”
Dancing Blossom ~ “A swirl of petals in a hanging garden…The exquisitely precious Grasse rose unfurls its majestic splendour, while Sambac jasmine and Indian tuberose embellish the composition with their fleshy beauty. Chinese osmanthus complements the bouquet with its fruity apricot inflection. An extraordinarily prolific swirl of petals, a colourful yet subtle bouquet of sweeping emotions.”
Rhapsody ~ “The sophistication of chypre illuminates the infinite horizon…Radiant Jasmine grandiflorum mingles with ylang ylang to transfigure patchouli and wreathe it in light. Woody notes and vetiver intensify the structure for chiaroscuro relief, while fresh, clear maté intensifies the verdant character of this exquisitely crafted perfume. The quintessence of elegance.”
Stellar Times ~ “An amber odyssey through time and space….Shimmering scents inspire colourful visions, surging forth on the emanations of a transfigured amber accord. A golden palace in the sky, filled with orange blossom that whirls on its effervescent freshness. Soft, woody white amber whispers the mysteries of nights in a foreign land and the beauty of dreams. The delicious vanilla notes of Peru balsam add a finishing touch to this fragrance mirage, a beautiful escape on the magic carpet of dreams. A major Oriental composition, completely reinvented in zero gravity.”
Symphony ~ “Intense freshness sparkles at the heart of a fantasy island…This is the first fragrance composition exploring endless freshness with a dazzling trail. The sweet piquancy of fresh ginger zest in a cocktail of grapefruit, bergamot and orange. Fruity, velvety, scintillating roundness offers everlasting refreshment. A radiant vibration, a sensual score with facetted notes to accompany the melody of a wakening world.”
Louis Vuitton Les Extraits Cosmic Cloud, Dancing Blossom, Rhapsody, Stellar Times and Symphony are available in 100 ml, $530, refillable.